Richard Guest was appointed a full time academic in 2000 and is currently Deputy Head of School.
He has a significant involvement with biometrics standards development: he is the Panel Chair of BSI IST/44 Working Group 2 on Biometric Technical Interfaces and UK Principal Expert to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37 in this area. He has attracted over £2.1M over the past 10 years from external sources of funding including EPSRC, EU, ESRC, Leverhulme and industry and has been PI of 17 research separate grants. He has published over 100 peer reviewed articles and his research featured in the Government Select Committee Report into the Future of Biometrics and also in the Government Chief Scientist’s Annual Report 2015.
He is the Project Coordinator for the AMBER EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN in Mobile Biometrics (~€2.5M starting in Jan 2017 for 4 years).
He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society.
University of Kent
Richard Guest has extensive research experience in the areas of image processing and pattern recognition specialising in hand-drawn data analysis for biometric, forensic and medical applications, biometric multimodality, system usability, standardisation issues, and sample quality and conformance. His current research work is exploring the data relationship between biometric and cyber-related data, including issues of sample quality and user interaction. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications. He has obtained research funding from, amongst other sources, EPSRC, the EU, charitable funds and industry.
- Automatic Handwriting Analysis to Support and Evaluate Document Inspection in Criminal Investigations
- Perspectives on Identity, Identity Protection and Biometrics among Young People
- DocExplore - An Historical Document Exploration System
- Signature Biometric Systems: Usability Assessment
- ΣID - An Exploration of Super Identity
- AMBER - enhAnced Mobile BiomEtRics